Writer and avid runner, Haruki Marukami once interviewed the great Japanese marathon runner Toshihiko Seko, soon after he had retired from running.

He asked him, “Does a runner at your level ever feel like you’d rather not run today, like you don’t want to run and would rather just sleep in?”

Seko stared at the writer and then simply and sternly replied, “Of course. All the time!”

There will be days when you don’t feel like bringing your best.

There will be days when you don’t feel like working on the fundamentals of your craft.

There will be days when you just feel like staying in bed and taking time off.

But the greats get out there and get the job done no matter how they are feeling.

They have the same feelings as everyone else, they just don’t let their feelings stop them from achieving their goals.

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